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Thursday, February 19, 2015

A spiritual experiences discussion will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 21 at the Inn at Jim Thorpe, 24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

The event is free. Participants will be welcome to explore their dreams, visions, divine love; share their stories; and try a spiritual exercise. There will be a free book CD and refreshments.

For more information, call 570-656-3790 or visit www.eckankar.org.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Shawnee Playhouse, a professional, nonunion repertory theater, located in Shawnee on Delaware, is accepting applications for summer internship positions.

The SPH Internship Program offers qualified candidates the opportunity to serve as interns for a season with a professional theatrical company serving as either a performance, technical, stage management or costuming intern.

A weekly stipend and housing is available for successful candidates who are hired into the program.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Would you like to receive open and honest feedback on your writing?

If so, join the Black Diamond Writers Network on March 21 at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Writers who would like to have their work critiqued should bring 15 copies of a one-page work-in-progress (no previously published pieces), double spaced.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Kathy Ruff at 570-645-3059. For directions, call Tamaqua Public Library, at 570-668-4660.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jason Roth and Joshua Neth during a dress rehearsal for Sam Shepard's "True West."

As part of their "Spotlight on the Valley" series, Touchstone Theatre presents Allentown neighbors, Allentown Public Theatre in "True West," a powerful tale of sibling rivalry by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sam Shepard. "True West" opens for a two-week run.

Described by The New York Times as "a rambunctious and spontaneous tale about sibling rivalry … the seductiveness of Hollywood and … the battle between art and business," "True West" delves into the story of two estranged brothers, Austin, a budding Hollywood screenwriter, and Lee, a scurvy desert drifter.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will sponsor its Bunny Lunch at 11 a.m. March 21 at the Lehighton Recreation Center on Eighth Street in Lehighton.

There will be limited seating.

The lunch includes a visit from Peter Cottontail, candy, and a hot dog with toppings, macaroni and cheese, potato chips, dessert and a beverage.

Bring your own camera to take photos with the bunny.

There will also be games and prizes, as well as a basket raffle.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

When it comes to blues guitar, Albert Cummings is the real deal, not to mention a deeply talented frontman and singer.

Cummings performs Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m.; showtime is 8 p.m.

Cummings has opened for Johnny Winter, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King and others, and even recorded with Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Reese Wynans, better known as Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughan's backing band.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Writing Boot Camp 2015 and "JumpSpark Your Marketing and Get Ready to Sell" will take place April 18 at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St. in Tamaqua. The event is sponsored by Black Diamond Writers' Network.

The boot camp will be facilitated by Dina Tull Davis, principal of JumpSpark Creative Group.

In the morning session discover how to build a solid brand, learn and implement marketing fundamentals and develop a platform.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
"The Dancing Granny"

"The Dancing Granny" will be presented at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 as Mock Turtle Marionette Theater celebrates Black History Month with the Dancing Granny, Tales of African Origin, at the Charles Brown IceHouse, 56 River Road, on Sand Island in Bethlehem.

The program, featuring stories from Africa and Afro America, is performed by marionetteer Doug Roysdon and Grace Hocella of the Bach Choir. Each tale is told in its own unique way, employing song, storytelling and a variety of puppets including shadow, rod and marionettes.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The annual Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society Telethon Committee Chinese Auction will take place March 29 at Lakeside Ballroom, Barnesville. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The drawing begins at 2:30. Polka Joe will broadcast on WMGH live from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Annual ACS Telethon that airs April 11 and 12 at Penn's Peak.

To donate items or purchase tickets, call 570-645-4228 or email madula@ptd.net. Bakers are always needed.

Go to www.facebook.com/cancertelethon for more information.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will recognize American Heart Month with free EKGs and a program titled "Understanding Heart Disease and Associated Medications" at 11 a.m. Feb. 26, at BMHS Tamaqua Cardiac Care Center at 17 W. Broad St., 2nd Floor, Suite 3 in Tamaqua.

Heart disease can have serious consequences, like heart attack, chest pain, stroke and other serious conditions and can result in permanent disability or even death.